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May 25, 2018
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LibriVox recording of Multilingual Short Works Collection 015 by Various. Read in Multilingual by Sonia; crecente; Kalynda; Jarek Celuch; Alex Deva; mariemdover This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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Colección de Audiolibros Espíritas
May 23, 2018 Allan Kardec
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EL LIBRO DE LOS ESPÍRITUS CONTENIENDO Los principios de la Doctrina Espírita sobre la inmortalidad del alma, la naturaleza de los Espíritus y sus relaciones con los hombres, las leyes morales, la vida presente, la vida futura y el porvenir de la humanidad. Según la enseñanza impartida por los Espíritus superiores, con ayuda de diversos médiums. Recopilados y ordenados por ALLAN KARDEC. Libro Espírita Curso Espírita
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Topic: El Libro de los Espíritus, libro de los espíritus, Allan Kardec, Espiritismo, Medium, Kardec,...
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
May 21, 2018 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: plg Sections: 132a 132b Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, David, Regina, JulieH, Eldar Initial discussion on the problems with our current education system, then.. Understanding the paragraph at 132A Working from Plato's Parmenides: The Juan and Maria Balboa Translation More info: http://noeticsociety.org/psg
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Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, plg
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May 17, 2018 Edith Wharton
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LibriVox recording of Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Read by Bob Neufeld. Ethan Frome is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, New England, where an unnamed narrator tells the story of his encounter with Ethan Frome, a man with dreams and desires that end in an ironic turn of events. ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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May 17, 2018 Heródoto
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LibriVox recording of Libro III de la Historia de Heródoto by Heródoto. (Translated by S. J. P. Bartolomé Pou.) Read in Spanish by Tux Las Historias de Heródoto de Halicarnaso (484–después del 430 a. C.) es una obra que tiene como objetivo narrar las Guerras Médicas. Se trata de la primera obra historiográfica griega que nos ha llegado íntegra y está dividida en nueve libros, cada uno de ellos dedicado a una musa. El Libro III contine: Causas que indujeron a Cambises a atacar Egipto....
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, historia, heródoto, talía
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May 17, 2018 Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Lynne Thompson A novel written in three volumes. In the golden age of steam, the London train wends its way across the Tamar into the strange and mystic land that is Cornwall, having left most of its length at Plymouth. A weary doctor gazes at the countryside, when the train grinds to a halt and his professional attention is demanded. A young woman. An apparent suicide. Who was she? What brought her to Cornwall?...
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May 16, 2018 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens. Read by Tadhg. The story is told almost entirely from the point of view of the first person narrator, David Copperfield himself, and was the first Dickens novel to be written as such a narration.The story deals with the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity.David's father had died six months before he was born, and seven years later, his mother remarries but David and his step-father don’t get on and he is sent to...
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Topics: audiobook, librivox, Dickens, Victorian novel, novel
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May 15, 2018 Frances Hodgson Burnett
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LibriVox recording of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by Karen Savage. Orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire, and finds herself in a house full of secrets and mysteries. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (197mb)
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May 15, 2018 Meredith Nicholson
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Librivox recording of The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson. Read by J. M. Smallheer. A top ten bestseller of 1906, The House of a Thousand Candles is part adventure/mystery and part romance. The book begins with young Jack Glenarm returning from various exploits in Europe and Africa for the reading of his grandfather’s will. In it, he stands to inherit his grandfather’s estate, but only if he can remain for one year in residence at the old man’s unfinished “House of a...
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May 14, 2018 Douay-Rheims Version
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LibriVox recording of The First Book of Maccabees, from the Douay-Rheims Version. Read by Sam Stinson. 1 Maccabees is an apocryphal/deuterocanonical book written by a Jewish author after the restoration of an independent Jewish kingdom, probably about 100 BC. It is included in the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox canons. Protestants, Jews, and some others regard it as generally reliable historically, but not a part of Scripture. The setting of the book is about a century after the conquest of...
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May 12, 2018 Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins. Read in English by ToddHW; Cory Sampson; Kathleen Moore; Katy Dix; Warren Kati; Michelle Tan; Layla Montipay; deongines; Karen Mallozzi; Skawuczek; acousticwave; Peter John Keeble Mercy Merrick is living a difficult life on the streets, but when she meets the young and charismatic clergyman Julian Gray, she desires to leave this life behind and start afresh. She packs her things and volunteers as a nurse in the Franco-Prussian war of...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, novel, war, england, Collins, rescue, identity, nurse, 1873, 2017
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May 12, 2018 A. E. W. Mason
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LibriVox recording of The Witness for the Defence by A. E. W. Mason. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford Part romance, part mystery, part courtroom and quasi-courtroom drama. Young love reignites itself after a hiatus of some years. Or does it? Much can change in that time -- both to the people themselves, and to the events that shape their lives. The action moves from England to India, and back again, confronting the protagonists with problems they never dreamed they’d have to face. (...
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May 11, 2018 Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Filigree Ball by Anna Katharine Green. Read in English by Carolin Ksr [The Moore House] was standing when Washington was a village. It antedates the Capitol and the White House. Built by a man of wealth, it bears to this day the impress of the large ideas and quiet elegance of colonial times; but the shadow which speedily fell across it made it a marked place even in those early days. While it has always escaped the hackneyed epithet of "haunted," families...
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May 9, 2018 Robert Sheckley
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LibriVox recording of WATCHBIRD, by Robert Sheckley. Read by Phil Chenevert 3 Robert Sheckley short stories that demonstrate the breath of his fantastic imagination. In Watchbird, the question "can machines solve human problems?" is answered with a resounding YES! But there may be a few unforeseen glitches. Just a few. Warrior Race drops us into an alien race of warriors who fight in a way you will never be able to imagine until you listen. And Beside Still Waters is a gentle story...
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Topics: SF, science fiction, sheckley, audiobook, librivox
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May 8, 2018 Mary Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Mathilda, by Mary Shelley. Read by Cori Samuel. The finished draft of a short novel by Mary Shelley. Its adult theme, concerning a father's incestuous love for his daughter and its consequences, meant that the manuscript was suppressed by Shelley's own father, and not published until 1959, more than a hundred years after her death. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, Shelley, tragedy, adult
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May 7, 2018 Nat Gould
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LibriVox recording of Who Did It? by Nat Gould. Read in English by Phil Benson Following the dissolution of the New South Wales government, Henry Bryce is ready to take on the Labour Party for the seat of Balmain East. But no sooner is the campaign underway than his body turns up in Sydney Harbour. Who did it? Nat Gould, the author of this mystery, was one of the most widely read of his day, especially among lovers of horse racing, the subject of many of his novels. Born in Manchester, England,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, australia, Lancashire, Manchester, sydney, 1896
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May 5, 2018 Robert Bloch
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LibriVox recording of This Crowded Earth, by Robert Bloch. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). Robert Bloch (1917 – 1994) was a prolific writer in many genres. As a young man he was encouraged by his mentor H. P. Lovecraft, and was a close friend of Stanley G. Weinbaum. Besides hundreds of short stories and novels he wrote a number of television and film scripts including several for the original Star Trek. In 1959 Bloch wrote the novel Psycho which Alfred Hitchcock adapted to film a year...
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May 5, 2018 Fergus Hume
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LibriVox recording of The Silver Bullet by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Richard Kilmer Dr. Jim Herrick and his friend Robin are on a walking tour in the English countryside when they come across a large house where all the lights in the house are on and all of the doors are open. While trying to find someone at home, they discover the body of Colonel Carr, dead from a gunshot wound. After reporting their discovery to the authorities, Dr. Jim decides he would investigate the murder. Suspects...
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May 4, 2018 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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LibriVox recording of Don Quixote, Vol. 1 (Ormsby Translation) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. (Translated by John Ormsby.) Read in English by Expatriate Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly...
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May 2, 2018 Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 4: Part 3: Nisida (version 2) by Alexandre Dumas. Read in English by Nadja Fernandes; Elizabeth P.; Lillis Joy; Michele Eaton; Seth Pate Dumas, with the assistance of several friends, compiled Celebrated Crimes, an eight-volume collection of essays on famous criminals and crimes from European history. . This volume tells the story of the infamous prison on Nisida a small island near Naples. - Summary by Michele Eaton For further information,...
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May 1, 2018 F. M. Mayor
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LibriVox recording of The Third Miss Symons, by F. M. Mayor. Read by Rachel Lintern. Miss Mayor tells this story with singular skill, more by contrast than by drama, bringing her chief character into relief against her world, as it passes in swift procession. Her tale is in a form becoming common among our best writers; it is compressed into a space about a third as long as the ordinary novel, yet form and manner are so closely suited that all is told and nothing seems slightly done, or worked...
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Apr 30, 2018 Andre Norton
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LibriVox recording of Storm Over Warlock, by Andre Norton. Read by R.J. Davis. The Throg task force struck the Terran survey camp a few minutes after dawn, without warning, and with a deadly precision which argued that the aliens had fully reconnoitered and prepared that attack. Eye-searing lances of energy lashed back and forth across the base with methodical accuracy. And a single cowering witness, flattened on a ledge in the heights above, knew that when the last of those yellow-red bolts...
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Topics: Science Fiction, SciFi, aliens, space
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Apr 30, 2018 Louis Tracy
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LibriVox recording of The Stowmarket Mystery, or, a Legacy of Hate by Louis Tracy. Read in English by Crln Yldz Ksr Another case for Reginald Brett, barrister and hobby detective: David Hume-Frazer is in some trouble. He was the prime suspect in the murder case of his cousin, Alan. Though he was never convicted, suspicion clings to him, and he wishes his name to be cleared before he marries his fiancé, Helen Layton. The case is baffling: Alan was murdered on his grounds, in front of the...
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Apr 28, 2018 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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LibriVox recording of The Song of Hiawatha, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read by Peter Yearsley I sing the Song of Hiawatha, Brave of heart and strong of arm. Daughter's son of old Nokomis, Fathered by the harsh West Wind. With its regular, beating rhythm, the Song of Hiawatha has often been parodied, but in truth, it is a powerful, emotional epic; a hero's life, his loves and suffering. The legends and traditions of the North American Indian swirl together through the tale like a mountain...
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Apr 25, 2018 Louis Tracy
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LibriVox recording of The Postmaster's Daughter by Louis Tracy. Read in English by Sharon Kilmer A charming mystery story set in the early 1900s which is as much about the townspeople, sleuths and other colorful characters as it is about the murder. Filled with comic antics of Scotland Yard fellows, local police, and residents of the town, keeps the murder ever elusive. The "whodunit" is maintained until the very end and the laughter keeps going even after the mystery is solved....
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Apr 24, 2018 Frances E. W. Harper
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Crocuses by Frances E. W. Harper. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  April 8, 2018. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; CoMo290; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Eva Staes; Greg Giordano; Kirsten Bradby; Larry Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Michele Fry;  Phil Schempf; RajVO; Scotty Smith; Tom Daley; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was an African-American abolitionist, suffragist, poet and author. She was also...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, nature, poetry, literature, philosophy, spring
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Apr 24, 2018 Edna Ferber
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LibriVox recording of One Basket, by Edna Ferber. Read by Phil Chenevert. This sparkling collection of 7 short stories by Ferber including some that are considered her all time best like The Woman Who Tried To be Good and The Maternal Feminine. Writing for and about women, Edna Ferber touches the very heart and soul of what it means to be human; to make good choices and bad; to be weak and strong. This was a very popular book when published in 1913 (Summary by phil chenevert) For further...
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Apr 23, 2018 Quintus Smyrnaeus
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LibriVox recording of The Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus. (Translated by Arthur Sanders Way.) Read in English by Titurel The Fall of Troy also called "Posthomeric" is an account of the Trojan war from the Arrival of Penthesleia to the sack of Troy. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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Apr 23, 2018 Louis Tracy
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LibriVox recording of A Mysterious Disappearance by Louis Tracy. Read by Carolin Kaiser. Lady Dyke disappears mysteriously, and barrister and hobby detective Claude Bruce appears to be one of the last persons to have seen her. A short time later a dead body is found in the river, and Bruce follows the trails. Who is Sydney H. Corbett? Why did the Lady's maid disappear shortly after her Lady? And what business did Lady Dyke have at Sloane Square? If Bruce can find the answer to these questions,...
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Apr 21, 2018 Carolyn Wells
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LibriVox recording of The Mystery of the Sycamore by Carolyn Wells. Read in English by Sharon Kilmer Instead of prison time, former governor, Samuel Appleby, sentences his former rival, Daniel Wheeler to imprisonment on his homestead with a very strange addendum. He then endeavors to convince Mr. Wheeler to endorse his son’s candidacy for governor with a promise of commuting his sentence. In the meantime, Samuel Appleby is murdered in Wheeler’s home. The discovery of the identity of the...
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Apr 21, 2018 Arthur Scott Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Buster Bumblebee by Arthur Scott Bailey. Read in English by Rosslyn Carlyle This charming collection of short stories features a bumblebee called Buster, his (extensive) family, and a great number of other animals who he meets after they move home to a new meadow. - Summary by Rosslyn Carlyle For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page...
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Apr 20, 2018 Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Emma, by Jane Austen. Read by Moria Fogarty. A cautionary tale about the evils of interference, matchmaking and good intentions turned awry, Emma is the study of a young woman raised without sufficient discipline or occupation. Handsome, clever and rich, Emma is the epitome of what a young woman should be in Regency England, except for the fact that her indulgent father and lack of a mother have left her spoiled and used to getting her own way. Emma's only true critic and...
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Apr 20, 2018 Margaret Sidney
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Librivox , public domain recording of Margaret Sidney's Five Little Peppers and How They Grew . Read by rachelellen. The Five Little Peppers series was created by Margaret Sidney covering the life of five children with the surname Pepper. The Pepper children were very poor, and their widowed mother was left to raise them by herself. In order of age (descending), the children's names were Ben (Ebaniezer), Polly (Mary), Joel, Davie, and Phronsie. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew is the first...
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Apr 20, 2018 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Miss Mackenzie, by Anthony Trollope. Read by Kirsten Wever. The thirty-five year-old (hence utterly over-the-hill) Miss Margaret Mackenzie, having devoted her life to others, suddenly finds herself with no one to care for, and in possession of a moderate fortune. Having money, she is now much sought-after and no longer universally deemed too old to marry. Partly because she has spent her life taking care of the brother whose money she has now inherited, she has no...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, satirical, Victorian, fortune hunters, role of women, old maid
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Apr 19, 2018 Sinclair Lewis
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LibriVox recording of Free Air, by Sinclair Lewis. Read by Hollis Hanover. This road trip novel is set in the early twentieth century and follows the experiences of an aristocratic New Englander and her father as they travel by automobile from Minneapolis to Seattle. She is wooed and won by a noble but simple commoner she meets along the way. Lewis is at his usual wryly humorous self, poking fun at the upper class and treating the common people only slightly better. Summary by Hollis Hanover....
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Topics: audiobook, librivox, adventure, travel, comedy, car, automobile trip
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Apr 13, 2018 Leonard Merrick
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LibriVox recording of The Man who Understood Women, and Other Stories by Leonard Merrick. Read in English by Kate Follis; PeterSFay; Carol Elaine Cyr; SK; Eva Davis; Jason in Panama; SkylerC; tovarisch; Jayson Paul This is a collection of 20 short stories by English novelist and playwright Leonard Merrick. The stories concern varied topics, and succeed to evoke a charming picture of England in the early 20th century. It is surprising that Merrick's work is no longer known to the public, as he...
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Apr 13, 2018
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LibriVox recording of Through Fairy Halls of My Bookhouse, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller. Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the third volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for little ones. Originally published in the 1920's as a six volume set, these books, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, contained the best in children's literature, stories, poems and nursery rhymes. They progressed in difficulty through the different volumes. (Summary by...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fairy tales, children, myths, legends, short stories, poems
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Apr 10, 2018 Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Read by Karen Savage. Miss Frances, the youngest Ward sister, "married, in the common phrase, to disoblige her family, and by fixing on a lieutenant of marines, without education, fortune, or connexions, did it very thoroughly. She could hardly have made a more untoward choice." Some years later, pregnant with her ninth child, Mrs. Price appeals to her family, namely to her eldest sister and her husband, Sir Thomas Bertram, for help...
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Apr 9, 2018 Lebbeus Mitchell
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LibriVox recording of Bobby in Search of a Birthday by Lebbeus Mitchell. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Bobby is a little orphan boy of about 5 who discovers he has somehow lost his 'birfday' and decides to go looking for it. This epic quest takes him into strange places and meetings with people who are sometimes scoffing, but mostly kind and helpful to the small tot. Does he find his birfday? Well I can't tell you that, you will just have to listen. If you like warm, sweet stories with a...
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Apr 9, 2018 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Anthony Ogus A short but typical Trollope romance in which a young nobleman is torn between love for an impoverished Irish girl and the expectations of his family that he will marry someone suitable for inheriting an Earldom - Summary by Anthony Ogus For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page...
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Apr 7, 2018 George William Askinson
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LibriVox recording of Perfumes and their Preparation by George William Askinson. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Michele Fry; elham; Mayah; DrPGould; April Walters; aniroo; Brandon Weston; Lynne T; Robert Ray; Kathleen Moore Most of us take for granted the sense of smell. It gives pleasure, warning, anticipation and a sense of nostalgia. People have used perfumes since the days of Ancient Persia and Egypt in order to improve their personal smell. In this work, Askinson traces the history of...
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Apr 7, 2018 Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Fairy Tales by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read in English by BettyB; Travis Baldree; Adeena Mignogna; Terah Tucker; lcastleb1; Nathaniel O'Coin; Lilian Elizabeth; Lee-Ann Niazi; E. Henderson; sashelliott; Geoff Cahill; Sophie Owen; Kate Follis; Robin Lamb; Michael Landu; Michael Fassio This is a collection of fairy tales, retold by Sabine Baring-Gould. The collection contains such well-known stories as Cinderella and the Beauty and the Beast, but also tales which are...
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Apr 6, 2018 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of The Three Clerks (version 2) by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Anthony Ogus Romance and crime in the mid-19th century British Civil Service. In this early novel,Trollope draws on his own experiences as a junior clerk in the General Post Office to provide an entertaining and moving account of how ambition within the service can affect friendship and love. (Summary by Anthony Ogus) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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Apr 6, 2018 Richard Harding Davis
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LibriVox recording of In the Fog, by Richard Harding Davis. Read by Bob Gonzalez. The story is set in London, at an elite gentleman’s club called "The Grill," where an American gentleman arrests the attention of four other men by relating how one night he got lost in a thick London fog. He stumbled upon a house where a double murder was just committed. The victims of the murder were a young nobleman and a Russian princess. He escaped from the house and reported the killings to...
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Apr 6, 2018 Cyrus Macmillan
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LibriVox recording of Canadian Wonder Tales by Cyrus Macmillan. Read by Sean Miichael Hogan This is a collection of folk tales originating in Canada, some from aboriginal oral tradition and others due to early French, Scottish, Irish and British colonists. They are presented as "fables" though many are without obvious moral. (Summary by Sean Michael Hogan) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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Apr 5, 2018 Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of A German Deserter's War Experience by Anonymous. (Translated by Julius Koettgen.) Read in English by Lee Smalley The author of this 1917 narrative, who escaped from Germany and military service after 14 months of fighting in France, did not wish to have his name made public, fearing reprisals against his relatives. The vivid description of the life of a common German soldier during “The Great War” aroused much interest when it was published in the United States in...
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Apr 5, 2018 Florence Scovel Shinn
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LibriVox recording of The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn. Read by Amy Conger. Florence Scovel Shinn, an illustrator living in New York City, became a teacher of New Thought after a divorce. New Thought was a movement which holds the belief that individuals can create their own reality through intentional thoughts and prayer, much like the current Law of Attraction movement. The Game of Life and How to Play It is her first book, and is remarkable for being written by a...
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Apr 4, 2018 Saint Ambrose
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LibriVox recording of On Virginity (De Virginitate) by Saint Ambrose. (Translated by Albany J. Christie.) Read in English by Geremia One favorite topic of his was the excellence of virginity, and so successful was he in persuading maidens to adopt the religious profession that many a mother refused to permit her daughters to listen to his words. The saint was forced to refute the charge that he was depopulating the empire, by quaintly appealing to the young men as to whether any of them...
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Apr 4, 2018 Gregory of Nyssa
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LibriVox recording of On Virginity by Gregory of Nyssa. (Translated by William Moore; Henry Austin Wilson.) Read in English by Geremia His admirable book "On Virginity", written about 370, was composed to strengthen in all who read it the desire for a life of perfect virtue. - Summary by Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog...
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Apr 3, 2018 Eva March Tappan
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LibriVox recording of The World’s Story Volume I: China, Japan and the Islands of the Pacific by Eva March Tappan. Read in English by Sonia; Jim Locke; Mona Jaheen; brianna; andreearux; wubwave ; Sandra Schmit; ToddHW; Tomas Peter; SaraHale; Eva Davis; Nemo; realisticspeakers; Tony Addison; engineerSTL; Monika M. C.; April6090; Demosthenes; Devorah Allen; Nuria; Colleen McMahon; Lynda Marie Neilson; Emma Charlotte; Son of the Exiles; BettyB; SimonNix This is the first volume of the 15-volume...
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Apr 1, 2018 B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Tom Penn Ford Campbell is a hard-working, honest, decent cowboy—when he’s sober. But give him a bottle of whiskey and all bets are off. Usually it just makes him rowdy, but this time…well, this time he thinks there might just have been a wedding. Was he the groom? Who was the bride? And where is she? ( Tom Penn) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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Apr 1, 2018 Florence Morse Kingsley
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LibriVox recording of And So They Were Married, by Florence Morse Kingsley. Read by Michele Eaton. This is the story of Elizabeth North, a young woman who becomes engaged and with the aid of a social climbing friend begins to plan her wedding beyond what she can afford. Her friend Evelyn Tripp convinces Elizabeth that she “simply can’t afford” not to live a fashionable and expensive lifestyle. However, her husband and her grandma help her to see sense and pull herself out of the debt she...
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Mar 31, 2018 King James Version
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LibriVox recording of books Genesis, Exodus and Leviticus of the Bible, King James Version. Read by Darren L. Slider. The King James Version is an English translation of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and first published in 1611 by the Church of England. In common with most other translations of the period, the New Testament was translated from the Textus Receptus (Received Text) series of the Greek texts. The Old Testament was translated from the Masoretic Hebrew text, while the Apocrypha...
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Mar 31, 2018 Rainer Maria Rilke
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LibriVox recording of Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. (Translated by Jessie Lemont.) Read in English by Eva Davis A concise collection of poems translated from the great German poet Rilke into formal English verse. Although the translation may be freer than some modern texts, this selection, which spans early and later writings and includes a preface refreshingly focused on the poet's artistic development, provides a nice entrée into Rilke's world. (Summary by Eva Davis) For further information,...
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Mar 31, 2018 Edgar Rice Burroughs
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LibriVox recording of The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by Mark Nelson After John Carter's arrival, a boat of Green Martians on the River Iss are ambushed by the previously unknown Plant Men. The lone survivor is his friend Tars Tarkas, the Jeddak of Thark, who has taken the pilgrimage to the Valley Dor to find Carter. Having saved their own lives, Carter and Tars Tarkas discover that the Therns, a white-skinned race of self-proclaimed gods, have for eons deceived the Barsoomians...
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Mar 30, 2018 Mark Twain; Edgar Allan Poe; Gaston Leroux; Baroness Orczy
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LibriVox recording of Historias de Detectives by Mark Twain; Edgar Allan Poe; Gaston Leroux; Baroness Orczy. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza. La ficción detectivesca es un subgénero de la novela negra, y paradójicamente también su antecesor. Básicamente podemos definirla como una historia lineal en donde un investigador, oficial o aficionado, estudia un crimen determinado, a menudo un asesinato. El primer detective reconocido mundialmente fue C. Auguste Dupin, de E.A. Poe. Su perfil...
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Mar 28, 2018 Elizabeth von Arnim
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LibriVox recording of The Enchanted April (version 2) by Elizabeth von Arnim. Read in English by Helen Taylor Four very different women, with very different reasons for wanting to escape a cold and dreary London, come together to share a month's holiday in a medieval castle. They are brought there by the promise of the advertised 'wisteria and sunshine', but they find so much more than they bargained for, as the place transforms them and changes their lives in ways they could never have...
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Mar 28, 2018 Unknown
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LibriVox recording of The Dhammapada (Version 2) by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Mueller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant - A Collection of Verses Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists Dhammapada means "The path of Dharma." The Pali word Dhamma corresponds to the Sankrit word Dharma. It is a collection of the teachings of the Buddha. These verses, compiled by Buddha's students in the years following his final Nirvana, were culled from various discourses given by the...
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Mar 27, 2018 H. Rider Haggard
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LibriVox recording of People of the Mist, by H. Rider Haggard. Read by Richard Kilmer. Penniless Leonard Outram attempts to redress the undeserved loss of his family estates and fiancee by seeking his fortune in Africa. In the course of his adventures he and his Zulu companion Otter save a young Portuguese woman, Juanna Rodd, together with her nursemaid Soa, from slavery. Leonard and Juanna are plainly attracted to each other, but prone to bickering, and their romance is impeded by the watchful...
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Mar 26, 2018 Edmund Dulac
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LibriVox recording of Edmund Dulac's Fairy Tale Book by Edmund Dulac. Read in English by Annyiee Hill; edamerau; Mary Thaler; Joy Baker; Lynda Marie Neilson; DrPGould Unusual Fairy Tales from around the world, this story collection contains; a mother with two daughters both named Caroline, a carriage drawn by winged frogs, a prince turned into a bird and a princess in the form of a deer, a fairy in the shape of a talking crayfish and Ivan, who crawls into his horse's ear. In the usual style of...
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Mar 25, 2018 Carl von Clausewitz
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LibriVox recording of On War, by Carl von Clausewitz Volume 1. Read by Timothy Ferguson (with Linda Ferguson in section 2). A classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. The author's style is dialectical: he makes two strong but opposing statements and then draws them together to describe many facets of war. Free of technical jargon, and suitable for modern readers. This audiobook is based on a 1909 English translation (by J.J. Graham). For further information,...
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Mar 24, 2018 Robert Louis Stevenson
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LibriVox recording of El extraño caso del doctor Jekyll y el señor Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. (Translated by Emilio Augusto Soulère.) Read in Spanish by Mongope Novela de suspense, misterio...terror. Nos lleva a reflexionar sobre las dos caras de la vida y también del ser humano: El bien y el mal. El doctor Enrique Jekyll crea una fórmula, un bebedizo, que al ser ingerida le metamorfosea en el ser más cruel y perverso imaginable: Eduardo Hyde. - Summary by Montse González. For...
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Mar 23, 2018 Charlotte Brontë
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A LibriVox recording of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre is not your typical romance. It is a story of a woman who struggles with a world in which she doesn’t quite fit. Once finished with her schooling, and with no family that really cares of her she strikes out on her own as a governess. Jane Eyre searches for love, someone to care for her, and someone to care for, and finds it in unexpected places. (summary by Kri) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Mar 22, 2018 Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox recording of Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Mark F. Smith. David Balfour, a lad of seventeen and newly orphaned, is directed to go and live with his rich uncle, the master of the estate of Shaws in the lowlands of Scotland near Edinburgh. His uncle, Ebenezer (as close a miser as Dickens' Ebenezer Scrooge), is shocked to suddenly have his young relative descend on him and tries to rid himself of David with an arranged accident. Failing that, he pays the captain of a brig...
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Mar 19, 2018 William Makepeace Thackeray
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LibriVox recording of The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray. Read in English by Nick Bulka It tells the story of Henry Esmond's twin grandsons, George and Henry Warrington. Henry's romantic entanglements with an older woman lead up to his taking a commission in the British army and fighting under the command of General Wolfe at the capture of Quebec. On the outbreak of the American War of Independence he takes the revolutionary side. George, who is also a British officer, thereupon...
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Mar 19, 2018 Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of The Cloud of Unknowing, by Anonymous. Read by David Barnes. The Cloud of Unknowing (Middle English: The Cloude of Unknowyng) is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages. The book counsels a young student to seek God, not through knowledge and intellection (faculty of the human mind), but through intense contemplation, motivated by...
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Mar 15, 2018 James Baldwin
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Librivox recording of Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children by James Baldwin. Read by Denny Sayers Adaptation of the story of Robinson Crusoe for grammar school children. Tells how the shipwrecked sailor makes a new life for himself on the island, providing shelter, food, and clothing for himself from the few tools he rescued from the ship and what he is able to find on the island. He lives on the island over twenty years before he is finally rescued and during that time must re-invent...
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Mar 13, 2018 Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll. Read by Kara Shallenberg. In this sequel to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", Alice is playing with her kittens — a black kitten and a white kitten, the offspring of Dinah, Alice's cat in the first book — when she ponders what the world is like on the other side of a mirror's reflection... (summary from wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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Mar 12, 2018 Geoffrey Chaucer
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LibriVox recording of The Canterbury Tales , by Geoffrey Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a group of pilgrims on their way from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The themes of the tales vary, and include...
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Mar 8, 2018 Samuel Richardson
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LibriVox recording of Pamela, by Samuel Richardson. "Now first published in order to cultivate the Principles of Virtue and Religion in the Minds of the Youth of Both Sexes. A Narrative which has its Foundation in Truth and Nature; and at the same time that it agreeably entertains, by a Variety of curious and affecting Incidents, is intirely divested of all those Images, which, in too many Pieces calculated for Amusement only, tend to inflame the Minds they should instruct."(From the...
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Mar 8, 2018 John Galsworthy
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Librivox recording of The Man of Property (The Forsyte Saga Vol. 1), by John Galsworthy. 'The Forsyte Saga' is the story of a wealthy London family stretching from the eighteen-eighties until the nineteen-twenties. The Man of Property is the first book in the saga. The 'man of property' of the title is Soames Forsyte, a partner in the family law firm. He is married to Irene but the marriage is not happy and during the book she falls in love with another man. Another branch of the family is...
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Mar 8, 2018 John Galsworthy
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LibriVox recording of Beyond by John Galsworthy. Read in English by Simon Evers Gyp, the daughter of ex-Major Charles Claire Winton, at the age of 23 marries Fiorsen, a Swedish violin virtuoso. Her mother, the wife of another man, has been Winton's mistress; she had died when Gyp was born. A highly sensitive child, Gyp has grown up in isolated surroundings with a kind, but very British, father. As she gets older her father tries to introduce her into society. An attack of gout takes him to...
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Mar 7, 2018 Anthony Hope
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LibriVox recording of Lucinda by Anthony Hope. Read in English by Nick Bulka It's 1914 London, and it's Waldo and Lucinda's wedding day. Unfortunately, Lucinda is nowhere to be found. A messenger boy brings Lucinda's note to her mother - ‘I can’t do it, Mother. So I’ve gone.’ There seems to be some suspicion that an Italian gentleman was somehow involved. The search for Lucinda is interrupted by the First World War, and it's not until the end of the war that she is finally located and...
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Mar 6, 2018 Victor Hugo
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LibriVox recording of Los Miserables: Tomo II by Victor Hugo. (Translated by Nemesio Fernández) Read in Spanish by Mongope. Valjean de nuevo es capturado y condenado a trabajos forzados de por vida. Encarcelado en el puerto militar de Toulon rescata a un marinero atrapado en el aparejo de la nave. Los espectadores piden su liberación. Valjean finge su propia muerte por dejarse caer al mar. Las autoridades le dan por muerto. Entonces viaja hasta la posada de los Thérnardier en busca de...
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Mar 5, 2018 Herodotus
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LibriVox recording of Libro VIII de la Historia de Heródoto by Herodotus. Read in Spanish by Tux Reseña de la armada griega reunida en Artemisio, donde atacada por la de Jerges, y despues de dos combates se re tira hácia Salamina. — Conducen los Tesalos a los Persas contra laFocida: origen de las reyertas entre los Tesalos y Focenses. — Avanza Jerges dividiendo su ejercito, pero la columna quedebia saquear á Delfos huye á vista de los pro digios que le suceden. — Los Atenienses...
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